Monthly Archives: March 2012

Frederick Forsyth Profile and Books

Frederick Forsyth (CBE) was born in Ashford Kent on 25th August 1938. He is an author and political commentator with real world events and politics appearing in many of his novels. Forsyth’s first job was with the Royal Air Force … Continue reading

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Gone by Mo Hayder

Detective Jack Caffery is called in to investigate a car-jacking. But this one is different from usual – there was a young girl in the back seat of the car when it was stolen. Thinking that the girl was taken … Continue reading

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The Ranger by Ace Atkins

Quinn Colsen is an Army Ranger who has fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. He hasn’t been home for six years. He returns for a week to attend his uncle’s funeral and finds Jericho, Northern Mississippi, very much changed since his … Continue reading

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The Cobra by Frederick Forsyth

What could you do to shut down the cocaine industry if you had an astronomical budget, a complete disregard for human life and had laws changed to suit your purpose? Paul Devereux – alias the Cobra – is in exactly … Continue reading

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Blue Monday by Nicci French

Up until this time the novels of Nicci French (Nicci Gerard and Sean French) have all been stand-alone novels. Blue Monday breaks this mould and is the first novel in a planned 8 book series featuring the psychoanalyst Frieda Klein. … Continue reading

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The Raven in the Foregate by Ellis Peters

The more books I read of the Cadfael chronicles, the more I enjoy them. This is book number 12 in the series and is the third book in the 4th Cadfael Omnibus together with ‘The Pilgrim of Hate’ and ‘An … Continue reading

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Karin Slaughter Profile and Books

  What a brilliant name for a crime novelist – and yes, it is her birth name! Karin Slaughter was born in 1971 in a small Southern town in Georgia. She now lives in Atlanta. Her first novel – Blindsighted … Continue reading


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A Sight for Sore Eyes by Ruth Rendell

One of the reasons that I read chose this book to read as my next Ruth Rendell book was because it has been referred to as a prequel to Ruth Rendell’s 2011 Wexford Novel ‘The Vault’. While reading this book … Continue reading

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People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

The Sarajevo Haggadah is an important Jewish prayer book that originated in Spain in the fifteenth century. It is not typical of Jewish books of the time – containing elaborate art in an era where most Jewish books contained only … Continue reading

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